Will Arnett explains Canadian slang

Jul 29, 2018 12:10

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Highlights include "gong show", "two-four", "kerfuffle" and "toque"

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sallgoodman July 29 2018, 19:57:22 UTC
longlonglong12 July 29 2018, 20:04:49 UTC
You've never heard anyone say toque for real? So what do you call it...? Though I guess when I think about it, we prob just say "put on your hat" 90% of the time, but definitely toque if we need to specify the type of hat

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sallgoodman July 29 2018, 20:11:31 UTC
nurii July 30 2018, 01:06:07 UTC

fisher55 July 29 2018, 20:02:11 UTC
I have no evidence to back it up, but I’ve always secretly believed this guy to be a douche

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littlebones July 29 2018, 20:07:09 UTC
i mean just look at him. it's probable.

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boltonlove July 29 2018, 20:09:45 UTC
He looks like he’d have chronic beer hiccups

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fraises July 29 2018, 20:31:11 UTC
He was an alcoholic but was sober for a long time. He's been pretty open about relapses in interviews, I always admired that about him.

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fernandocolunga July 29 2018, 20:05:33 UTC
i always mix him up with will forte and out of the two i always assume forte is canadian so every time i re-learn arnett is canadian i'm like huh... ok. didn't see that one coming but ok.

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notoriousreign July 29 2018, 20:06:23 UTC
Growing up my whole life in the GTA I never heard most of these until I started watching Letterkenny lol

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burntthatbridge July 29 2018, 22:01:11 UTC
Tarps off, boys!

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notoriousreign July 29 2018, 22:07:36 UTC

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ohwutevernvm July 30 2018, 03:01:32 UTC
lmao

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littlebones July 29 2018, 20:06:27 UTC
i'm canadian and i've never heard of half of these wtf

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shittysoup July 29 2018, 21:36:19 UTC
Where'd you grow up? I grew up in rural NW Ontario and I've heard every single one. I feel like large cities have less slang/less of an accent so when these videos come out people from Vancouver and Toronto are inevitably like "Canadians don't say eh! Canadians don't use these words." People seem to forget how big the country is and how regional slang can be.

The only one I'd argue with is "hoser" because nobody actually says that IRL as far as I'm aware.

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commonlogic July 29 2018, 21:47:32 UTC
I'm from Vancouver and I definitely say gong show, chirping, kerfuffle and toque, but I've never heard anyone actually say hoser out loud in my life (and I'm 37).

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petecarl July 29 2018, 23:31:26 UTC
I'm American, and I thought the eh! thing was a fake stereotype and then I had a therapist who was Canadian, and she said it at least ten times a session.

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